British hacking police arrest journalist, policeman
LONDON (AFP) - British police arrested a journalist and a policeman on Tuesday for alleged corruption as a result of information provided by Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation, Scotland Yard said.
London's Metropolitan Police said the male journalist, 37, and the policeman, 29, had been arrested in dawn raids over the suspected bribery of a police officer. It did not name either man.
The pair were detained under Operation Elveden, one of three investigations sparked by the phone-hacking scandal that closed Murdoch's News of the World tabloid last July.
Police said the arrests came as a result of information provided to police by the Management Standards Committee of News Corporation, which was set up to investigate malpractice at the media giant.